Dead Branches

This tree has been healthy for years .This Spring , a section never turned green . Nothing unusual happened to the tree during the winter months . The branches are definitely dead . What caused this , and is there a treatment ?
 

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Neill

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This tree has been healthy for years .This Spring , a section never turned green . Nothing unusual happened to the tree during the winter months . The branches are definitely dead . What caused this , and is there a treatment ?
Hard to tell what type it is from the photo. It looks like a hemlock, can you confirm or get a closer image?
 

Njdelaney

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X2 on the Yew. Taxus densiformus. Doesn't look like a brand new problem to me. Was there some kind of invasive vine on it for a while like honeysuckle or trumpet vine or wild grape?
 
X2 on the Yew. Taxus densiformus. Doesn't look like a brand new problem to me. Was there some kind of invasive vine on it for a while like honeysuckle or trumpet vine or wild grape?
IF there were dead branches on the tree (? Yew) before last winter , it had to have been a much smaller area , because I never noticed it . Now , as you can see , the area is quite large . The tree (? Yew) alongside it seems unaffected ; but I’ll look more closely tonight when I take better pictures . No invasive vine as far as I know . I have a lawn service that cuts the grass weekly and trims the bushes/trees yearly in the Fall . I would hope that they would have advised me last Fall if they noticed something wrong - BUT , they haven’t said anything yet ; so now I just don’t know how long the condition has been present . I do feel strongly that if an invasive vine was present , I would have noticed it . Thanks , PT .
 
I went out to take some pictures . I’ll have to edit comments I made in my previous post . I never use this entry to the house , so I was unaware that the second tree is indeed suffering from the same condition that the first one has . I now must admit that a previous responder is very likely correct in stating that the problem appears to be a long standing one . Frankly , the future of these trees appears bleak to my inexperienced eyes . Nonetheless , I would like to hear from the Forum readers as to what they think caused this problem , and if they think all is lost for these trees . ….Many thanks , PT
 

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Neill

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It does appear to be a couple of large yews like mentioned above.besides the large dead spots they appear to be in fair condition to me. Check out this article:
It’s possible that given adequate time, pruning, and plant healthcare those holes could regain foliage. I’d not consider them a lost cause based on your photos and descriptions
 
It does appear to be a couple of large yews like mentioned above.besides the large dead spots they appear to be in fair condition to me. Check out this article:
It’s possible that given adequate time, pruning, and plant healthcare those holes could regain foliage. I’d not consider them a lost cause based on your photos and descriptions
Thank you Neill for your timely response and advice . … PT
 

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